Lewis Hamilton wins Hungary Grand Prix – Result

(Sporting Alert) — Lewis Hamilton, starting the race in pole position battled through to claim his first victory for Mercedes at Sunday Formula One Hungary Grand Prix.

Hamilton, who gave Mercedes their seventh pole position of the season after the practice sessions on Saturday, had questioned his own abilities to stay focus to snatch his first win this season, but was full of joy as he crosses the finish line in first place.

The Great Britain star covered the 70 lap contest in 1:27.709, as he captured the Hungary Grand Prix for the fourth time and his team was delighted for the victory.

“Brilliant job,” Mercedes team boss Ross Brawn said.

Hamilton himself was pleased to have come away with his first Mercedes win.

“Thank you so much for all your hard work guys,” said Hamilton, who grab 25pts for his effort. “This is fantastic.”

He added: “It’s an incredible feeling and I’d like to thank all the fans. My team did an incredible job, we studied a lot last night and were hoping the tyres would last. We had no idea it would go that well.

“I was hungry for it today, I was going all out. Usually I get stuck in traffic and today I was going for every move I could.”

Meanwhile, Lotus’ Kimi Raikkonen was second, while third went to reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel of Red Bull Racing.

Mark Webber of Red Bull was fourth, with Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso, Romain Grosjean of Lotus, Jenson Button of McLaren, Felipe Massa of Ferrari and McLaren’s Sergio Perez and Williams’ Pastor Maldonado taking care of the top ten and grabbing the points.

Hungary Grand Prix Result

 

Pos.

 Driver

 Car

 Team

Grid

Time

1 Lewis Hamilton 10 Mercedes 1 1:42:29.445 25
2 Kimi Raikkonen 7 Lotus 6 +00:10.938 18
3 Sebastian Vettel 1 Red Bull 2 +00:12.459 15
4 Mark Webber 2 Red Bull 10 +00:18.044 12
5 Fernando Alonso 3 Ferrari 5 +00:31.411 10
6 Romain Grosjean 8 Lotus 3 +00:32.295 8
7 Jenson Button 5 McLaren 13 +00:53.819 6
8 Felipe Massa 4 Ferrari 7 +00:56.447 4
9 Sergio Perez 6 McLaren 9 lapped 2
10 Pastor Maldonado 16 Williams 15 lapped 1
11 Nico Hulkenberg 11 Sauber 12 lapped 0
12 Jean-Eric Vergne 18 Toro Rosso 14 lapped 0
13 Daniel Ricciardo 19 Toro Rosso 8 lapped 0
14 Giedo van der Garde 21 Caterham 20 lapped 0
15 Charles Pic 20 Caterham 19 lapped 0
16 Jules Bianchi 22 Marussia 21 lapped 0
17 Max Chilton 23 Marussia 22 lapped 0
18 Paul Di Resta 14 Force India 18 retired, 66 laps 0
19 Nico Rosberg 9 Mercedes 4 retired, 64 laps 0
20 Valtteri Bottas 17 Williams 16 retired, 42 laps 0
21 Esteban Gutierrez 12 Sauber 17 retired, 28 laps 0
22 Adrian Sutil 15 Force India 11 retired, 19 laps 0

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